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20.02.2009 Education

Volta Gets Medical Varsity

By Daily Guide
Volta Gets Medical Varsity

Veep poses with the delegation Plans are far advanced for the establishment of a Medical and Technical University to be sited at Sokode, near Ho in the Volta Region.

The contract for the project has been won by SURIC S2 Limited, a Ghanaian-based construction firm.

The project, which is being initiated by Project Aid Foundation, a Ghanaian Humanitarian Organisation, will be funded by Association Caritative Pour Une Qeure de Renaissance et de Development (ACCORD), a Swiss-based organization engaged in supporting humanitarian projects in developing countries and the United Nations.

A 4,000 acre land for the project has been donated by Togbe Fia Korku III, the Paramount Chief of the Sokode Traditional Area.

A delegation from SURIC S2 Ltd, led by Johnnie Akabuo, accompanied by Prof. Kofi Awoonor and Capt. George Nfojoh, MP for Ho Central, called on Vice President John Mahama at the Osu Castle.

Briefing the Vice President, Akabuo said the first phase of the project which is a 500-bed capacity Teaching Hospital is estimated to be completed in two years while the second phase, estimated to be completed in three years, would involve the construction of a Medical and Technical University for an estimated capacity of 100,000 students.

“The third phase will be sourcing of funding to support needy students who would qualify to enter the university,” Akabuo indicated.

According to him, the project, which would be donated to the government of Ghana upon completion, “will help generate employment and enhance the health and human resource needs of the country.”

Vice President Mahama commended the group for their humanitarian gesture, and pledged to lend the much-needed support to have the dream realized.